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Area Director, Clinical Services – South Metropolitan Health Service

Area Director, Clinical Services – South Metropolitan Health Service

Company: South Metropolitan Health Service
Location: Perth, WA
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 12/07/2022
Job Contact:

Kate Wallwork

+61 (0)410 052 125


Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Perth, WA
Application Close Date: 29/07/2022

Where you’ll be working

Within the South Metropolitan area, Fiona Stanley Hospital is a public hospital and teaching facility in Murdoch, Western Australia and is the major tertiary hospital in the south metropolitan area of Perth. With more than 800 beds it offers a range of health services including the State rehabilitation service, a comprehensive cancer centre, purpose-built mental health unit, maternity, paediatric and neonatal services, and the State adult burns service. It also delivers specialised services such as heart and lung transplantations, robotic surgery, and hyperbaric medicine.  It is immediately adjacent to the private non-profit St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

Fremantle Hospital is an expanding a 350-bed specialist hospital focused on providing high-quality aged care, inpatient and community mental health services, secondary rehabilitation, planned surgeries and medical services.  The streamlined governance structure of the FSFHG ensures greater integration between Fiona Stanley Hospital and Fremantle Hospital with better access and flow for patients within and across specialty areas.

About the Role

Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth, is offering the new Area Director, Clinical Services for the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) an enviable lifestyle in a clean and safe environment surrounded by parks, forests and fabulous beaches, with good food, world-renowned restaurants and affordable housing.

As Area Director, Clinical services you will bring:

  • An exceptional track record of executive clinical leadership in a major tertiary acute healthcare setting
  • A passion for clinical excellence and the drive to outperform through continuous improvement, Research & Development and innovation
  • The energy and motivation to inspire others to excel


This role provides expert strategic advice to the Chief Executive to support the achievement of high standards of medical practice and to ensure appropriate clinical governance for clinical care, teaching, training and research. This role also provides leadership for the delivery of and engagement with medical services at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) to ensure achievement of performance and service improvement objectives.

About You

The successful candidate will be an experienced medical executive leader with extensive clinical experience and a track record of successful operational achievement within a large and complex multi-site acute care tertiary health care environment. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be recognised for their collaborative and empowering engagement. They will be capable of inspiring and facilitating medical teams to manage change while championing outstanding patient care.

The role will foster clinical excellence, education, medical engagement, professional development and research and will facilitate local and international partnerships.

The successful applicant will be eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia and will hold Fellowship of a relevant College that may include, but is not limited to, Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. A tertiary health management qualification at Masters level or equivalent is highly desirable.


More information

For a confidential discussion and to learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact, Principal Consultant, Kate Wallwork:

+61(0)410 052 125 or kwallwork@hardygroupintl.com

Applications close Friday 29th of July 2022



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